Skip to comments.Microsoft's Windows 8 Goals Revealed (Leaked)
Posted on 06/28/2010 7:13:38 PM PDT by dayglored
Microsoft's successor to Windows 7 is taking shape - and that shape looks suspiciously like an iPad supplementing a diet of media with online services.
A set of Microsoft slides, apparently leaked online here and expanded here, have mapped out the company's design and feature goals for Windows 8.
Among those goals: Windows 8 works on a slate form factor in addition to the regular laptop and "all-in-one" PC,...
Among the other goals for Windows 8 are a "reset button" for use if - or more likely when - your PC begins to mysteriously slow down and performance begins to drag like a dog. Windows 8 will let you reset and retain your data...
In trying to differentiate Windows 8 from Apple, Microsoft said it plans to stress features for partners such as Windows 8's customization and the different form factors.
There are some interesting aspects to Windows 8, if the slides are genuine. Facial recognition being the biggest. This would suggest some overlap with software used in Project Natal - just don't let your cat or anything else with a face near the screen when you're trying to log on...
(Excerpt) Read more at theregister.co.uk ...
“I find the idea rather interesting, since it would save me my ritual “reload Windows from scratch every so often”. “
Easier solution: Switch to a Mac. You will NEVER have to do that again.
Thanks for the tip to SS. I’ve looked for utilities like this, but haven’t found any.
That did appear likely from some of your comments on other threads. May I ask, in what capacity do you roam those halls?
> Easier solution: Switch to a Mac. You will NEVER have to do that again.
I'm typing this on a Mac. One of three on my desk. Alongside a couple of Windows machines (real and virtual) and a couple of Linux machines (real and virtual). And don't forget the BSD Unix VMs.
What you say is only partly true. Mac OS-X gets more sluggish with age of the install, though not nearly so bad as Windows. There's no silver bullet -- trust me. I've been doing this stuff for 35+ years.
Another racket to force people to upgrade in a year or two and pay big bucks again.
Let me guess; it reboots the computer under Ubuntu.
I run anti-virus on my regular Windows boxes/VMs. I do not run any anti-virus on my Macs or Linux/Unix boxes. I've never had any serious trouble on any of them.
Actually the Mac isn't 20 years ahead of Microsoft; or rather, it is but it's also 20 years ahead of itself. OS-X is based on BSD Unix, which was around, stable and secure, for DECADES before Apple or Microsoft even figured out that security was an important issue. The credit for the superior security of Mac OS-X goes to the guys from Bell Labs and UC Berkeley and other places in the 80's, who were building serious operating systems when Apple and Microsoft were wanking in their various corners with toy single-user computers.
I'm quite fond of Unix. Linux is okay. Windows is okay. OS-X is the best overall compromise for me at the moment -- a glitzy GUI that I can tolerate, over a wonderful solid foundation.
But let's not wax too poetic over OS-X. Apple is using legally-obtained, open-source, Unix technology to get the stability and security it is known for. The techies at Apple know this as well as anybody.
It will be user friendly, bright, colorful and as secure as a slice of Swiss cheese.
Not necessarily. I have a couple buddies who spend time at the MSFT campus, and neither of them are remotely Microsoft stooges. I'll let Puget comment if he wishes, but I would not jump to conclusions.
Are you by any chance channeling "Microsoft Bob"? Or was that "Microsoft Bubba"???
He's a substitute janitor.
That cannot be run from the run prompt, "cmd" must be entered first, then from the DOS prompt type: dir c:\ /a /s > c:\dir.txt
That will create a large text file of the etire C: drive listing. in the root folder.
Sure. Contract engineer; this last time as a System Architect. I’ve done it for many of the high tech companies out there (Apple, Microsoft, Dell, HP). Typically in hardware, usually related to audio, acoustics, and signal processing for audio.
Means I get to play with hardware and software, since both affect what you hear and what’s recorded.
FWIW, in the last 5 years I’ve racked up about 800 hours with Microsoft - Typically 1 month a year, on average. Last year (2009) I had zero hours, this year it was 240 hours. So it comes and goes...
Been to Redmond, Cupertino, Houston, Austin, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Singapore, Seoul, Paris, and a few other places for these companies.
I was just razzing him for what he put the last couple of Mac threads through...
(As evidence of good faith, I *PING*ed him to a thread where someone was having virus problems, because he is a LOT more informed than I am...and it appears his advice helped the guy, too.)
So switch to Linux. It works great for what it does, which is about 80% of what Windows does. And it's free, and nobody forces you to upgrade.
Microsoft is in business to make money from their customers, and return on the investment of their stockholders. That's what they do. The fact that they make software is fine, but their main purpose is to make money.
My cat won't let me log on.
Right you are. I will take your word for it all since you seem to know a lot.
Just reporting my experiences. I love my Mac from the moment I turn it on, unlike the hours and hours I spent trying to nail down viruses on my PC.
I am adding more memory in a couple of days, however, since it is getting slow with more stuff that I have downloaded.